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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 16 February 2016
  • ISBN : 9780062362339
  • Page : 416 pages
  • Rating : 1/5 from 1 voters

Biblical Literalism A Gentile Heresy Book Summary/Review:

A global and pioneering leader of progressive Christianity and the bestselling author of Why Christianity Must Change or Die and Eternal Life explains why a literal reading of the Gospels is actually heretical, and how this mistaken notion only entered the church once Gentiles had pushed out all the Jewish followers of Jesus. A man who has consciously and deliberately walked the path of Christ, John Shelby Spong has lived his entire life inside the Christian Church. In this profound and considered work, he offers a radical new way to look at the gospels today as he shows just how deeply Jewish the Christian Gospels are and how much they reflect the Jewish scriptures, history, and patterns of worship. Pulling back the layers of a long-standing Gentile ignorance, he reveals how the church’s literal reading of the Bible is so far removed from these original Jewish authors’ intent that it is an act of heresy. Using the Gospel of Matthew as a guide, Spong explores the Bible’s literary and liturgical roots—its grounding in Jewish culture, symbols, icons, and storytelling tradition—to explain how the events of Jesus’ life, including the virgin birth, the miracles, the details of the passion story, and the resurrection and ascension, would have been understood by both the Jewish authors of the various gospels and by the Jewish audiences for which they were originally written. Spong makes clear that it was only after the church became fully Gentile that readers of the Gospels took these stories to be factual, distorting their original meaning. In Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy, Spong illuminates the gospels as never before and provides a better blueprint for the future than where the church’s leaden and heretical reading of the story of Jesus has led us—one that allows the faithful to live inside the Christian story in the modern world.

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Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy

Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • ISBN : 9780062362339
GET THIS BOOKBiblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy

A global and pioneering leader of progressive Christianity and the bestselling author of Why Christianity Must Change or Die and Eternal Life explains why a literal reading of the Gospels is actually heretical, and how this mistaken notion only entered the church once Gentiles had pushed out all the Jewish followers of Jesus. A man who has consciously and deliberately walked the path of Christ, John Shelby Spong has lived his entire life inside the Christian Church. In this profound

The Origin of Heresy

The Origin of Heresy
  • Author : Robert M. Royalty
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781136277429
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Heresy is a central concept in the formation of Orthodox Christianity. Where does this notion come from? This book traces the construction of the idea of ‘heresy’ in the rhetoric of ideological disagreements in Second Temple Jewish and early Christian texts and in the development of the polemical rhetoric against ‘heretics,’ called heresiology. Here, author Robert Royalty argues, one finds the origin of what comes to be labelled ‘heresy’ in the second century. In other words, there was such as

Heresy and Identity in Late Antiquity

Heresy and Identity in Late Antiquity
  • Author : Eduard Iricinschi,Holger M. Zellentin
  • Publisher : Mohr Siebeck
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 316149122X
GET THIS BOOKHeresy and Identity in Late Antiquity

"The papers collected in this volume shift the focus away from "heretics" and "heresy" to heresiological discourse, by contextualizing the late antique Jewish and Christian groups that produced our extant literature. The contributors to the volume draw from multiple literary corpora and genres, bringing a variety of late antique perspective to explore the discursive construction of the Other. They unravel ethnic identities, and re-create the multiple voices textured in the dialogue between the "orthodox" and "heretical" writers."--BOOK JACKET.

Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism

Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780061753190
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By popular demand—study guides to two of Bishop John Shelby Spong's bestselling and controversial works, including questions, reflections, and summaries for group and individual use.

A New Christianity for a New World

A New Christianity for a New World
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061750250
GET THIS BOOKA New Christianity for a New World

In his bestselling book Why Christianity Must Change or Die, Bishop John Shelby Spong described the toxins that are poisoning the Church. Now he offers the antidote, calling Christians everywhere into a new and radical reformation for a new age. Spong looks beyond traditional boundaries to open new avenues and a new vocabulary into the Holy, proposing a Christianity premised upon justice, love, and the rise of a new humanity -- a vision of the power that might be.

Jesus for the Non-Religious

Jesus for the Non-Religious
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061737305
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The Pope Describes the Ancient Traditional Jesus; Bishop Spong Brings Us a Jesus Modern People Can Be Inspired By

The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries

The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries
  • Author : Alain Le Boulluec
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2022-07-21
  • ISBN : 9780192543851
GET THIS BOOKThe Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries

Inspired by analogies betwen the construction of heresy and the representation of madness described by Michael Foucault in in Histoire de la folie à l'âge classique (Madness and Civilization), The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries demonstrates how the concept of heresy emerges in the work of Justin Matyr. It shows that this invention created a concept capable of dominating every current suspected of endangering ecclesial harmony, and transformed the tradition of Greek historiography

Beyond Moralism

Beyond Moralism
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • ISBN : 9780062047977
GET THIS BOOKBeyond Moralism

This thought-provoking guide takes a candid look at the moral issues we face in our daily lives. Using the Ten Commandments as a starting point, the authors bring fresh analysis to such problems as the morality of war in a nuclear age, equitable tax structures, abortion, marital fidelity, capital punishment, care of aging parents, euthanasia, homosexuality, and other contemporary concerns. Beyond Moralism offers solid guidance that is consistent with the Word of God as heard throughout the ages.

Here I Stand

Here I Stand
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780061746710
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The legendary Episcopal Bishop tells of his lifelong struggle to champion an authentic christianity based on love, not hatred.

Heresy in Transition

Heresy in Transition
  • Author : John Christian Laursen,Cary J. Nederman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • ISBN : 9781317122463
GET THIS BOOKHeresy in Transition

The concept of heresy is deeply rooted in Christian European culture. The palpable increase in incidences of heresy in the Middle Ages may be said to directly relate to the Christianity's attempts to define orthodoxy and establish conformity at its centre, resulting in the sometimes forceful elimination of Christian sects. In the transition from medieval to early modern times, however, the perception of heresy underwent a profound transformation, ultimately leading to its decriminalization and the emergence of a pluralistic religious

Eternal Life: A New Vision

Eternal Life: A New Vision
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • ISBN : 9780061936685
GET THIS BOOKEternal Life: A New Vision

Drawing on a lifetime of wisdom, New York Times bestselling author and controversial religious leader John Shelby Spong continues to challenge traditional Christian theology in Eternal Life: A New Vision. In this remarkable spiritual autobiography about his lifelong struggle with the questions of God and death, he reveals how he ultimately came to believe in eternal life.

Born of a Woman

Born of a Woman
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780061739606
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John Shelby Spong, bestselling author and Episcopal bishop of Newark, NJ, challenges the doctrine of the virgin birth, tracing its development in the early Christian church and revealing its legacy in our contemporary attitudes toward women and female sexuality.

Unbelievable

Unbelievable
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • ISBN : 9780062641342
GET THIS BOOKUnbelievable

Five hundred years after Martin Luther and his Ninety-Five Theses ushered in the Reformation, bestselling author and controversial bishop and teacher John Shelby Spong delivers twelve forward-thinking theses to spark a new reformation to reinvigorate Christianity and ensure its future. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, Christianity was in crisis—a state of conflict that gave birth to the Reformation in 1517. Enduring for more than 200 years, Luther’s movement was then followed by a "revolutionary time of human knowledge."

The Sins of Scripture

The Sins of Scripture
  • Author : John Shelby Spong
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780061835605
GET THIS BOOKThe Sins of Scripture

In the history of the Western World, the Bible has been a perpetual source of inspiration and guidance for countless Christians. However, this Bible has also left a trail of pain. It is undeniable that the Bible is not always used for good. Sometimes the Bible can seem overtly evil. Sometimes its texts are terrible. Bishop John Shelby Spong boldly approaches those texts that have been used through history to justify the denigration or persecution of others while carrying with

History and Heresy

History and Heresy
  • Author : Jospeh F. Kelly
  • Publisher : Liturgical Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780814659991
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God is beyond time, but every person is firmly planted in it. History impacts us endlessly, including the ways we understand the church and its teachings. This has been the case since the time of the earliest believers. In History and Heresy, Joseph F. Kelly considers heresies and the historical forces that shaped them. In his customarily engaging style, he demonstrates that historical forces and human beings of particular historical eras play a major role in how both orthodoxy and